Why You Should Purge Before Moving
There’s nothing like a good purge before a big move. Out with the old and in with the new! Free yourself of the junk and clutter that's been filling your home and set the tone for a fresh start by packing light. We always encourage people to declutter, but it’s even more important as you prepare for a move. A purge can be beneficial for anyone moving, whether you're downsizing to a smaller apartment in New York or moving into your dream home in New Jersey, storage near New York apartment can be very helpful.
Have you ever met someone who had regret after going through a purge? We would say the answer to that is usually no. Freeing yourself of items you don’t need will help prepare you for a successful and smooth move. As you’re transitioning into your new home, there’s a lot to think about and plan for. That’s why we’re here to tell you exactly why purging before move-in day can be a game changer.
It can be therapeutic
There’s nothing like a good purge to release you from psychical items and some emotional baggage attached to them. Removing items as you’re packing is one of the best ways to tackle things. If you can take this approach as you’re going from room to room, you’ll realize how good it feels to know what’s worth keeping. There’s a lot of sentimental value in the items we have in our homes, but sometimes we have to remove them, to be able to move forward. Moving into a new home will allow you to start over, so you should only take the things with you that make you feel good.
Your closet probably needs it
Ask yourself, when’s the last time you had a good closet cleanse? Chances are it’s probably been a while, and you’re long overdue for a deep closet cleanse. Our rule of thumb typically is if you haven’t worn something in the past six months to a year, then you can probably live without it. Create your piles of what you can throw away, donate, store and take with you.
For our fashion lovers out there; who love vintage and want to hold onto those special pieces, you certainly can. Not sure where you’ll put it in your home? Find a storage facility nearby that’s cheap and easily accessible. That way you’ll be able to dig into the archives for those fun looks without taking up room in your new home.
You can give back to others
They always say “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Not everything that you purge will need to be thrown away. You can pass your unwanted gently used clothes and old furniture to a family or friends in need. You should even consider giving away books, toys, and other old items that someone else would appreciate. Give these items a new home instead of bringing them with you.
Put some extra money in your wallet
It is always nice when you can make money off things you already own. Before you move, how about having a garage sale or maybe you have family or friends interested in buying some of your old stuff? For your clothes, there are great websites like Poshmark, eBay, and Tradesy where you can sell your belongings and earn extra cash. How nice would it be to have extra money instead of blowing it all during your move? With extra money in your pocket, you can put it towards new stuff for your new home.
You’ll save money on your move
While using a moving company can be nice, it can also be quite expensive. A lot of moving companies charge based on the amount of stuff you have. Depending on the company, they might charge you by weight or by each item. Lighten your load by purging ahead of time to save money on movers. If you’re able to purge a lot, you can even skip the movers and decide to handle it on your own.
Are you moving near a StorageBlue location? Then you’re in luck! We offer U-Haul rentals to customers who are interested in renting a truck. It’s simple and easy and cheaper storage serving New York City than using a professional moving company. We encourage you to find any way you can to save money because the cost of moving can add up quickly.
It will prevent clutter in your new home
Move into your home new home with a clean slate. Don’t drag baggage from your old place to your new environment. Instead, allow yourself room to grow in your new home without bringing all your old items with you. Living in certain places in New York, it’s easy to purchase furniture that’s specific to where you live at the moment so don’t clutter your new home with all your old belongings. Be strategic, and it can be beneficial in the long run.
If you have a storage unit, anything left over from your purge can go in there. Many New Jersey and New York residents have cheap storage units because it never hurts to have extra space. Do you have a storage unit? StorageBlue would love to be your home away from home if you’re looking for one. We have some of the cheapest storage units around, and you can find the perfect unit for you at one of our eight locations.